Definition of street smarts noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


street smarts

BrE BrE//ˈstriːt smɑːts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstriːt smɑːrts//
[plural] (North American English, informal)
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the knowledge and experience that is needed to deal with the difficulties and dangers of life in a big city
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: street smarts